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Brighton boss Hughton positive despite Manchester City defeat

Brighton boss Hughton positive despite Manchester City defeat

For almost two centuries Brighton has been known as a popular seaside town for vacations. It's the Premier League.

And after Phil's eye-catching performance against Man United in pre-season, Pep couldn't hide his awe at the teenager's ability, saying: "It's a long time since I saw something like this". "It is where we should be".

"So okay, we accept what people say".

"I think we will try to attack more fluently, and more times maybe this season, but it's a process to do that and sometimes you need a little bit more time". Yaya Toure could well be one of Guardiola's most important players - and it may well be age that makes him so suitable to this deep, holding role. Life is tough at the top.

When manager Chris Hughton surveys the team-sheet for his side's opener against Manchester City, he will see an opposing lineup bolstered by over £200 million of new signings.

"Hopefully Mike can keep his word and we can do what we want to do", he said. "It is different now with social media and everything else". Guardiola is one of the best managers in the world. "On top of that, he wants me to enjoy it", Ederson said. "This club has a very hard history in recent years", Hughton added. There are an very bad lot of supporters here who weren't able to come a good few years ago because of where this club was playing.

"If we do something good this season it's because we were together last season", said the City boss.

Pubs around the city center were packed by lunchtime on Saturday with banners stating their Premier League arrival prevalent.




"So we buy three and the market is so demanding right now for all the teams around the world, not just Manchester City".

20 years ago Brighton were on the brink of extinction and facing relegation from England's fourth-tier on the final day of the season.

Guardiola's transfer expenditure since his appointment as City head coach now stands at £387.6 million after he bought five players in the close season at a cost of nearly £220 million. He has won the league title in each of his second seasons at Chelsea, Inter Milan - where he added a Champions League in his second year as well - and famously at Real Madrid in 2011-12 when he ended Barcelona's stranglehold over the La Liga trophy after four barren years for Los Blancos.

"It was the proposal they presented me, this is a club with big ambition to win trophies this season".

"We needed to do that because it was one of the oldest teams in Europe, not just the Premier League, and we need to change it".

Despite the result fans of the Seagulls were still a happy bunch.

"I don't there's extra pressure on me".